DS is grateful to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his latest defence commentary. His well researched view is fully supported by DS “The government must and will ensure that our Armed Forces are always properly equipped and resourced.” August 2017 letter of Sir Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence, to Continue reading
A thought piece from one of our members, Tim Dainton. Ice skating uphill is not very profitable, you get nowhere fast, but despite its weak denials that’s exactly what the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) seem to be doing- with the Secretary of State still maintaining that spending is increasing and this somehow Continue reading
DS would like to thank Howard Wheeldon for allowing us to republish his latest defence related article. It shares many of our concerns highlighted in an until now unpublished letter from our member John Marshall to the Times newspaper. Both are faithfully reproduced below:
Royal Air Force – 2017 and Beyond into its Second Century This short DefenceSynergia brief looks at the Royal Air Force (RAF) today with some references to the past but looking to the future and is deliberately concise. It opens with a spot brief and concludes with a short written summary of what this Continue reading
Following recent DS papers on the state of the RN, The recent article and letters in the Times, DS finds it refreshing the USN CNO Admiral John Richardson has the same concerns and ideas.
From an original water colour© DC Graham: HMS AMBUSH HEADS FOR HOMEIN THE GARELOCH: Extract taken from a larger document which can be read in its entirety HERE This paper is produced against the background of an ever increasingly uncertain world, a far cry from the utopia dreamed of after the collapse of the Berlin Continue reading
In DS we discussed the ‘Sunday Times’ leaks and alleged defence deficiency issues and several view points emerged as to technical accuracy, relevance etc. However, the one thing we all agree upon is that the net effect of the various bans on service personnel communicating even with their own Members of Parliament without MOD sanction Continue reading